Beijing to Hong Kong Overview

Adventure through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong to experience the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors and tranquil rivers of Hongcun on this unforgettable tour of China.

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      CAD $3,055
      EUR €2,060
      GBP £1,730
      ZAR R29,980
      CHF FR2,495
      USD $2,960
      AUD $2,995
      NZD $3,335
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore the big cities and quaint villages of China from Beijing to Hong Kong

China really does have it all: tranquil countrysides offering jaw-dropping natural scenery and invigorating hikes, neon cities boasting incredible food and scintillating nightlife and points of historical, artistic and cultural interest at every turn. Get acquainted with this country's complexities and contrasts on this fascinating 23-day adventure that will have you walking the Great Wall, trekking through the Longji rice terraces, idling the hours away in serene Hongcun, drifting along the Li River and living it up in Hong Kong. Jam-packed with colour, culture and zeal, China will astonish you with the levels of diversity and distinction contained within its borders.

  • Get among the sights and sounds of Beijing
  • Walk a remote section of the Great Wall of China
  • Spend the night at a homestay in a rural village
  • See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Wander the cosmopolitan streets of Shanghai
  • Hike around ‘Yellow Mountain’ in Huangshan
  • Cruise the waterways of quaint Hongcun
  • Traverse the rolling rice terraces of Longji

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    22 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (5 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (5 nts), Hotel (7 nts), Overnight sleeper train (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Cable car, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Public bus, Taxi, Train, Train (bullet)
  • Included activities:

    Hongcun - Guided village tour, Longji - Guided Rice Terraces trek, Shanghai - Walking tour, Tulou Village - Guided hike & village tour, Xi'an - Walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    763kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    CAD $3,055
    EUR €2,060
    GBP £1,730
    ZAR R29,980
    CHF FR2,495
    USD $2,960
    AUD $2,995
    NZD $3,335
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    Price information
  • Per day from:

    CAD $132
    EUR €89
    GBP £75
    ZAR R1,303
    CHF FR108
    USD $128
    AUD $130
    NZD $145
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Beijing to Hong Kong Summary

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Day 1 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries. Snaking over the landscape for 8,851 km, the building of China's Great Wall started in the 5th century BC with the aim of protecting China's northern borders from invading Mongolian hordes.

Days 2-4 Great Wall

Jump on a bullet train and power from Beijing to Shanhaiguan. Take a tour of Old Dragon Head - Shanhaiguan's section of the wall and the only part that enters the ocean. The following day, travel out to Dongjiakou village and visit a part of the wall that hasn't been restored. Then get a taste of rural Chinese life on a local family homestay.

Days 5-6 Xi'an

As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.

Day 7 Shanghai

Visit China’s most dynamic city, Shanghai. Embark on a guided tour of the city's historical quarters, such as The Bund, Nongtang and the European-influenced French Concession. To gain a deeper understanding of China’s engrossing past, perhaps stop by the Shanghai Museum or Propaganda Museum for a versing in local history.

Days 8-9 Huangshan

Catch a local bus out to Huangshan. Also known as Yellow Mountain, the dramatic limestone peaks populating this superbly beautiful area make for some of the country's most breathtaking scenery.

Day 10 Hongcun

Pass through verdant bamboo and pine forests en route to the age-old village of Hongcun. Amble along the quiet cobblestone streets, hire a bike and pedal out to surrounding villages or do your best Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon re-enactments – this is where a bunch of the film's scenes were shot.

Days 11-12 Shanghai

Return to the bustle of Shanghai. After freshening up at the hotel, why not head out as a group for a traditional tea ceremony or visit the Bund's hippest bar and toast the conclusion of this memorable Chinese journey.

Day 13 Tulou Village

Head to a tulou village, where their round dwellings are made from a mixture of earth, sand, lime rice, bamboo and wood chips, which are packed into walls up to 2 metres thick. Take a tour around the small community, meet the locals and hear their stories.

Days 14-15 Xiamen

Take a stroll along Yundang Lake, through Music Square and past countless gardens before dining on Xiamen’s regional delights. Later, check out the bubbling night market or enjoy an open-air barbecue and beer night in the university quarter.

Days 16-18 Yangshuo

In the home of some of China’s most epic landscapes, take a rive cruise, jump on a bike and pedal through the rice fields or simply stroll along the river and become immersed in the natural beauty of the valley. For the more adventurous, go caving in the limestone hills or kit up in a rock-climbing harness and tackle one of the 300 rock-climbing routes.

Days 19-21 Longji Rice Terraces

Hike along the Longji rice terraces, also known as the ‘Dragon’s Backbone’. Like an undulating dragon’s tail, the terraces make fascinating patterns following the contours of the steep hillside. There may also be an opportunity to jump in a hot spring to rest aching bones. Otherwise just indulge in the blockbuster scenery and appreciate the natural splendour of the landscape.

Days 22-23 Hong Kong

Back in the bustle of a big city, jump aboard a ferry to see Hong Kong’s skyline from the water, enjoy the bright spectacle of the nightly light show or escape the busy city centre and wander through Hong Kong Park. Be sure to stop at a bakery to pick up an egg bun, visit a yum cha house for some perfect dumplings or hit up a street vendor for a stick of fish balls – Hong Kong's food is fast, fresh and full of flavour. Then it's time to say farewell to China's south and this enlightening journey.
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    • CBRKC
    • Total price tool tip
      CAD $3,055
      EUR €2,060
      GBP £1,730
      ZAR R29,980
      CHF FR2,495
      USD $2,960
      AUD $2,995
      NZD $3,335
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